Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, Almeria

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#1 of 14 in Historic Sites in Province of Almeria
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba comprises two Muslim enclosures and a Christian one, all making up a fortress dating back 1,000 years. Considered a clean and well-preserved example, the lowest section has gardens, the second has buildings and baths, and the highest has a parade grounds, three towers, and a silo. If you’re more into popular films than Spanish history, this attraction may strike you as familiar: It’s featured in “Conan the Barbarian” as well as “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Arrange your visit to Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba and discover more family-friendly attractions in Almeria using our Almeria tourist route planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    If you come to Almeria you must go. Great views and is very well interpreted and helps to understand the history of the city and the area. I highly recommend it.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Definitely worth having seen. Some stairs to get to the entrance. So for disabled persons mss obstacle. Gardens are beautifully landscaped and plenty of shade spots to rest and enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Then it needs some climb to see the ruins. Did not that the mega Mindy movie and episodes of games of thrones were included here. Too bad it was time to go because we had not yet seen all. The Spanish siesta is a disadvantage in that area.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Very well preserved walls. Great access with urban bus that drops you off at the door. Spectacular views of the port and good part of Almería, cerro de San Crist´bal and the Arab wall of Khayran.
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  • This is a very interesting and well presented visit. The buildings are well-preserved and the history is set out on good signs around the site in Spanish and English. The gardens are beautifully maintained and the site is much bigger than at first appears. Entry is free to EU citizens. Do check opening hours, though, as it is a bit of a hike up the hill.
  • Nice castle, nothing special though. IMPORTANT: there are CATS in the castle (we saw 6: playful and friendly) and i believe guards feed them just enough not to starve... TAKE CAT FOOD with you! I only had bread with me, they ate it all! It was a very nice freshly baked bread from Moroccan restaurant, but still, poor darlings were very hungry.
  • Free for EU citizens. Lovely to walk around when the weather is right. Best views of the city from here.
  • . A Must-See sight - an absolute gem! Living in Andalucia I get to see a lot of these, but this is one of the very best. The honey-coloured building rises up above Almeria, and thanks to the wonderful rain-free climate is nearly always seen against a bright blue sky. The walk there from the centre takes about 15 minutes. Uphill part of the way. And this is probably the moment to mention that it is most definitely NOT suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs, or even those a little unsteady on their feet, as there are steps, slopes and uneven paving throughout the building. But the building is exquisite, very well maintained indeed, free to enter, and with some interesting side bits. For example at one point they have re-constructed and furnished and equipped a couple of small medieval houses, to show how the ordinary folk lived. There are also very well-kept gardens inside and – my special bugbear in places like this – excellent handrails whenever they are needed. There are also good lavatories, but unfortunately no bar or cafeteria, just a drinks machine hidden away towards the end of the visit. So take your own drinks with you, especially in summer. Great views down to the town and to the sea, of course, and also across to the African Animals Sanctuary. Allow a good couple of hours to see it all. An excellent half day out. .
  • Fabulous castle. The whole family enjoyed it particularly seeing the garden with the pond from Game of Thrones (Doorne). Great views over Almeria. Great value if you take your UK passport as free to enter.

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